ProKennex Kinetic Ovation Flight PaddleThe Kinetic Ovation Flight Pickleball Paddle is full of amazing features that will take your game to new heights with improved speed and control. The Ovation version of the Flight paddles has a unique shape, it's oval. This puts the sweet spot of the paddle right in the center of the oval shape, perfect for ex-tennis players who love to watch the ball strike right in the middle of face of the paddle. This Ovation oval shape also creates a slight weight bias a bit closer to the handle. On the face, ProKennex has introduced a new Diamond Frost coating which improves surface contact and texture, resulting in more spin. A Cloud Cell core on the inside creates a more widely spaced honeycomb which allows the paddle to stay light and maneuverable without sacrificing power. Testers report that the power of this paddle is amazing for its weight. To top it all off, the Air-O-Guard edge guard is entirely replaceable, so if it ever gets scuffed you can simply switch out a single part without purchasing a new paddle. An of course, no edge guard wraps up and onto the face of the paddle, eliminate edge guard mis-hits.
Click here to get a replacement Air-O-Guard. The Air-O-Guard Replaceable Bumper System is compatible with the Blue and Pink Ovation Flight and does not fit the Navy Blue/Lime Green Ovation Flight.
The Kinetic Ovation Flight Pickleball Paddle uses ProKennex’s proprietary Kinetic System with tungsten-filled chambers to prevent injury and reduce shock. This is ideal for avoiding “pickleball elbow” and enjoying longer games pain-free. The paddle weighs 7.3 – 7.6 oz with a small grip and 5” long handle. The rounded sides create a surface that is highly consistent and responsive no matter where you make contact with a pickleball.
The Kinetic Ovation Flight Pickleball Paddle is a dynamic piece of equipment that is not only comfortable to use but ideal for high level play.
Actual grip circumference may vary up to 1/8".
Please note: Due to the edgeless design, this paddle may develop wear to the graphic overlay and/or small chips at the edges during play. The Air-O-Guard bumper edge guard will mitigate much of this wear; however, the potential for it to occur remains. Our testers have also reported a small degree of wear on the finish/texture on the faces of these paddles. This normal wear and tear is not considered a defect in the product, and does not diminish the performance or playability of the paddle. In our own internal testing, after hundreds of hours of play, the paddles hold up exceptionally well without any change in play. Consider these scrapes and wear as a badge of honor, earned by hours on the court!
Reviews of the Kinetic Ovation Flight Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:"The ProKennex original Ovation is one of the go-to paddles in my bag. I use it if I ever feel a twinge in my elbow or shoulder, or when I feel like I need a little more pop in my game. I always feel I retain the control portion of my game with the added power. And with the new Ovation Flight I feel like they have magnified the positives of the paddle and added a few new tricks, as well. The ball pops off the face even a little more. And with the paddle being a little lighter, I feel even quicker with this version. My arm benefits from the tungsten beads absorbing the energy, as well. And as for the new trick, the replaceable edge guard gives me more confidence to dig out the low shots without fear of chipping the paddle. And, with the new Diamond Frost High Texture face I can spin the ball more. My top spin misses that hit the top of the net climb over like never before (and goodness knows I need the help). I am impressed with how ProKennex keeps pushing the envelope with paddle technology."
John, Sales Team (4.0 Player)
"ProKennex has established itself as a builder of super high-end paddles designed to help people play longer, and with reduced pain due to its Kinetic energy vibration control technology. The new Flight Series delivers a new option for players wanting a lighter version of these paddles, but with all the power and control they have come to expect. My test unit of the oval shaped Ovation Flight paddle weighed 7.5 ounces. It felt incredibly solid for its light weight, with a high-texture face perfect for imparting spin on balls. The paddle has several upgrades over the original first generation model including the new Air-O-Guard edge protector, lighter weight design, and a new core/face combination that generates both power and spin. The shape on the Ovation Flight puts the sweet spot right in the middle of the paddle. As an ex racquetball guy, I tend to like the ball played up the face a bit more, so I prefer the rectangular Flight Speed version (see separate review). Almost all the ex-tennis players I've spoken with prefer the oval Ovation shape, so ProKennex seems to have a model for every preference. Congratulations to Steve Dawson on working with the team at ProKennex to design another winning paddle!"
Edward, Product Team (4.0 Player)
Weight Average: 7.5 ounces
Weight Range: 7.3-7.6 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4” Tapered (Small) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Grip Style: Comfort Cushion
Grip Manufacturer: ProKennex
Handle Length: 4.9"
Paddle Length: 15.43"
Paddle Width: 7.6"
Paddle Face: Carbon with Diamond Frost surface texture
Core Material: Cloud Cell Poly Honeycomb
Edge Guard: Replaceable Air-O Guard
Arm Protection: Kinetic System Technology
Designed in San Diego, CA
Made in China
Pickleball Central Lab Spec Info:
Swingweight: 71.8 (very light)
Twistweight: 5.3 (somewhat twisty)
Balance Point: 56.06% (well balanced)
Summary: Very light, somewhat stable paddle, well-balanced between head and handle.
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Aug 13, 2023
I found this to be a great paddle and it has done a great job with my tennis elbow.
Prokennex ovation flight
Jul 26, 2023
I had the older version of this paddle,but needed to be replaced after 3+ years of use. I love the lightness and the oval shape of it! Very happy!
May 30, 2023
Taking a little getting used to but using as backup
So far, so good
May 5, 2023
Kinetic Ovation Flight
May 2, 2023
Very different from my Selkirk. I get more power out of the Kinetic, but I'm struggling with the touch shots.
Have been playing 8 months.
Apr 20, 2023
Our first paddles were inexpensive Monarchs. After ca. 4 months we moved to Joola Vision. I still use mine. Janet, however, started to feel the sweet spot was a bit small. She tried a friend's Kinetic and felt an instant connection; it has more pop. She does no spins so that aspect, no comment. She has very good control with this new paddle and she likes the weight, balance and grip. In a month or two please ask us again for comment. Time will tell if Kinetic deserves higher than a 4 star rating. By the way, Janet is - in my estimation - a 3.25 player.
Apr 6, 2023
Love my new Kinetic paddle. It's lightweight and has improved my game. Ilove the oval shape and I would recommend it.
Feb 9, 2023
I am a small person and this paddle is quick at the NVZ. Great response. Like the shape because it is less bulk than the traditional shape for me.
Jan 22, 2023
Love my Ovation Flight! I wouldn't have even considered it before a friend let me try theirs. Great for my elbow recovery, but also has great speed and spin. With some lead tape, it has more power and a bigger sweet spot. I keep trying other paddles, but haven't found any I like more!
Jan 17, 2023
Started with the onix-Z5. Got the ovation last week.so much more power and control.will be staying with the ovation.